OREGON: Quality Sized Keepers are Coming from Tongue Point

With the extension of the catch and keep sturgeon fishery on the lower Columbia through July 31st, opportunity for a productive combo salmon/sturgeon/bottomfishing trip is a rare opportunity. Some quality sized keepers are coming from Tongue Point to Hammond with most anglers scoring on sand shrimp.

Calm seas and mild tides yielded good catches of bottomfish to sunken jetty anglers on Monday. A rough ocean forecast will make this a poor option over the weekend.

Coho salmon season started good for anglers fishing way north of the mouth of the Columbia. Some chinook were in the catches but nice sized coho willingly took herring or anchovies for bait.

Ocean crabbing is poor for keeper sized males.

A big minus tide will make bar crossings treacherous this weekend but beach diggers shouldn’t have any trouble getting a limit of razor clams along Clatsop Beaches. Only a few weeks left before this season closes for a few months.

A few spring chinook are still being caught in Tillamook Bay but the bulk of the fish are in the Trask and Wilson Rivers. The hatchery hole on the Trask closes on June 30th and is filled with fish. Springers are available in other sections of both streams but will be reluctant to bite in the low, clear flows.

The Nestucca is also an option but returns have just been fair this season. Summer steelhead are also available here.

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